Jason Roy left out of England one-day squads for Australia series

The England opener Jason Roy has been initially left out of the limited-overs squads to face Australia but a number of Test stars will return to white-ball duty.

Roy has been absent from the Twenty20 series against Pakistan because of a left side strain and will miss the three T20 games against Australia, but there is a chance he could return for the trio of one-day internationals that follow.

The Surrey batsman will remain in England’s biosecure bubble with a view to demonstrating his fitness.

The wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler plus the fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood are included in the T20 squad for a series that starts on Friday at the Ageas Bowl, after the conclusion of their red-ball commitments.

Joe Root’s T20 exile continues but the Test captain and the seamer Chris Woakes join fellow World Cup winners Buttler, Archer and Wood in the ODI squad. The seamer Sam Curran also returns in both squads.

The national selector Ed Smith said: “These two series against Australia provide an exciting end to the summer. We have selected strong squads. We are also continuing to develop depth in preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup.”

The Guardian

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